Thursday, September 18, 2008


'Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.'
Hebrews 13:5


i am so loved by God

and this is Paul's reponse:
'So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"'
Hebrews 13:6


'What can man do to me?'

that kept echoing in my head today

i envy Paul's faith in Christ
i envy his intimacy with God

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


attended my friend's wedding~
my first wedding in Japan!!!

with bride and bride's mom (aka haha)

the Hula team...hehe!!
yes...the four of us were asked by the bride to dance at the reception
it was so much fun!!!
too bad i don't have any picture of us dancing

fulfilled my job as a coordinator of international relations
which means promoting Canada
a long day of saying Hello!! and Thank you!!
but lots of fun!!

he is so cute with the canadian maple leaf!!

attended and participated in my town jr high sport day
i danced yosakoi (japanese traditional dance) with them
yea...i was trying to pretend to be a jr. high student..hehe!
again...too bad there is no picture of me dancing with my students...

ate indian food...
hmmm!! so good!!
the funniest thing is the waiter in the restaurant
it's my third time there but i had the hardest time trying not to laugh when he greets...hehe

biked along the lake
it's one of the five lakes in Fukui
the size is nothing compare to the 5 great lakes in Canada
but it was abosuletly beautiful~

Saturday, September 13, 2008

a list of..

things i have been enjoying recently

-listening to Coldplay
-reading 'Blindness'
-listening to 熊木杏里
-eating cakes by myself...(haha!)
-taking a walk in the evening
-dancing Hula
-cooking with nabe
-watching DVDs

things i need to improve (work harder on)
-spending time with God (especially praying)
-getting started with my study
-hmm...there are more...

Friday, September 12, 2008

childhood movie

in English it's translated as KiKi's Delivery Service

i was probably 6 or 7 when i first time i saw this film
and it became my favorite ever since

not only the main character has the same name as me 'kiki'
she can fly too!!

when i was 6 or 7
it was just a film filled with fantasy

when i watched in at 25
it's still a film filled with lovely fantasy
but the understanding of it is so different
i never thought this film could make me teary
but i just couldn't hold my tears...

the way KiKi said goodbye to her parents
started a new life in a new city
met new people
surrounded with kindness
but also challenged in many ways

lauhging cyring
learning and growing

it's like seeing myself
leaving canada behind
coming to Japan
meeting amazing people
but also facing different kinds of challenges

i love this movie so much!!
いつか 人のために飛びたい

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

september already

after 25 years, i finally realized which season i like the best.


how did i come up with this realization?
end of spring i am looking forward for summer
end of fall i am not at all excited for winter
end of winter i am so excited not because spring is next but because summer is coming soon
as for end of summer i become nostalgic
i don't want it to end

despite the humidity and the heat in japan
i like being under the sun
i like the fact that i can wear flip flop
i like the fact that everything is green
i like the fact that i can enjoy ice cream, shakes, coffee..or just food in general...outside
i like the fact that i can just leave the house without worrying on putting scarfs and mittens
i like the fact that daytime is longer

i miss summer
but fall is coming already
fall is always nostalgic
with the sentiment of missing summer
with the falling leaves
with the gray sky
everything is getting already to welcome winter
hmmmmmm.....maybe i should join hibernation

Happy Birthday Debbie!!!